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The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Barriers to Entry: Building a Startup That Has an Unfair Advantage

<i>Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures.</i><p>The team, the product and the size of the market: these three ingredients are typically preached to us as the key to a successful startup. But what if someone much bigger or much better funded comes along, essentially copies the product, devotes a much …

How to Optimize Discounts to Pump Up Sales Volume

<i>Yariv Dror is the CEO of StoreYa.com.</i><p>Discounts work.<p>Everyone likes them.<p>Customers feel like they saved money, merchants increase their sales. Everyone is happy.<p>Want quantitative proof? Just four months since our Coupon Pop marketing tool was launched, it is already responsible for 20 percent of our …

10 Surprising Pricing Strategies That Can Boost Sales

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Utilizing smart pricing strategies when selling your wares—be they products, services or subscriptions—is a <i>must</i> if you want to succeed in a competitive marketplace.<p>The <b>worse</b> thing you can do …

Why 1 Million Social Media Followers Sucks, WebCongress May 2014

Stop reporting follower counts and making your social media goals more followers! This is bad for your brand. Instead, focus on engagement, relative engagement, and other goals that make sense for your business.

The Magic Formula for Viral Content

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you been searching for that magic formula to make your blog posts or articles go viral? It may seem like sheer luck, but there’s a method to the madness.<p>BuzzSumo, a content marketing firm, analyzed 100 million articles to see what …

Boost Sales by Appealing to Customers' Unconscious Minds

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the advancement of psychology, marketers are quickly finding it’s the incognito messages that have the greatest impact in sales.<p>There are a whole slew of unconscious factors that affect why we buy. Below are four factors that …

Vevo Launches Completely Redesigned iOS App

Last month we were given an early look at music video service Vevo‘s new iOS app, and now it’s gone live with a complete redesign across iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.<p>It features a feed-based interface to make it easier to discover new videos, a gesture-based interface and a YouTube-esque mini-player …

29 Free Resources for Creating Online Visual Content

Find the free tools you need to create your own visual content: free stock photos, inspiration sites, imaging tools, image editors, fonts, vectors …

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25 Huge Trends That Will Make People Billions Of Dollars

Recently, investing gadfly James Altucher posted a "cheat sheet" for what you should be doing with your money that spotlighted a handful of "demographic trends" that investors could get behind.<p>We wanted to expand on that handful to a full-blown list of all the technologies out there that are poised …

Don't Drop and Drive, Drop Stop Prevents Things From Falling In Your Car's Seat Gap (video)

We’re all guilty of it… Dropping something in the middle of your car’s seat gap and tried to fish it out while you were driving, only to swerve a …

#Love: I’m Single, Therefore I Tinder

In the game of Tinder, you win or you get bored and give up. That is pretty much standard operating procedure for anyone with a smartphone and a libido.<p>But what if you’re bad at Tinder?<p>Naturally, I can’t solve all your problems. But experts from across the country, as well as Tinder’s own Sean Rad, …

How to Run a Family Business Without Killing Each Other

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As finding the ideal co-founder is a difficult and risky process, it’s not surprising that many entrepreneurs turn to family to launch businesses. Indeed, family businesses comprise 80 percent of all business enterprises in the U.S. and …

How I Went From Zero to 380,000 Twitter Followers Without Spending a Dime

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As social media is becoming more engrained in our everyday lives, it is becoming imperative for businesses to get on board. And Twitter is huge for companies, as it provides a place to share news, engage with loyal customers and attract …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Tresorit Launches Its End-to-End Encrypted File-Sharing Service

Tresorit today officially launched its end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service after emerging from its stealth beta. The startup employs multiple layers of security that make its data extremely difficult to compromise.<p>One key advantage to Tresorit is that it doesn’t have a master key to your …

Content to Keep Off Your Website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website<i>, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author describes</i> …

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

This 360° Video Shot With 6 GoPro Cameras Will Blow Your Mind

If you thought those ‘miniature world’ photos were cool, this video will make you wish you had a bunch of GoPro cameras lying around to play with.<p>Jonas Ginter, a German based photojournalist created a stunning 360° video using 6 GoPro cameras mounted on his bike.<p>Jonas 3D-printed the mount, attached …

The Best Length for Online Content

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>I tend to get …

3 Things You Need to Know About Making a Marketing Video Convert

<i>Daniel Glickman is CMO of</i> <i></i><i>PowToon, an animated videos & presentations platform.</i><p>In this brilliant digital era, consumers are watching more videos now than ever – in fact by 2016, the number of people who watch online videos is expected to reach 1.5 <i>billion</i>.<p>Standing out in the crowd is remarkably …

The Best Social Media Platforms for Your Business

It is commonly suggested that to increase your brand presence, you need to be active on all forms of social media. While that may be true, unless your company has a dedicated social media coordinator, finding the time to maintain every platform out there can be extremely time consuming.<p>The best …

The Right Way To Steal Ideas

Taking inspiration from other companies can be done clumsily or gracefully. How to imitate as flattery, not forgery.<p>We’ve all heard the maxim “good artists copy; great artists steal,” but few of us know the writer from whom we’ve stolen this thought. Its closest roots trace back to poet T.S. Eliot: …

Want to Make More Money? Understand the Multiplying Effect.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How much money do you want to make every year? If you haven’t seriously asked yourself that, you should. Why wouldn’t you learn how to make money? It’s a very easy question to answer. And until you’ve really thought about it, it’s …

Today on Moz we have a Google Analytics checklist for new projects. Check out which analytics implementations are often overlooked. http://moz.com/blog/google-analytics-checklist-for-new-projects

A bird of a different color - the Pelikan M250 DUO Highlighter fountain pen - The Gadgeteer

I will admit that I am not a fountain pen aficionado, although I am fascinated by fine writing instruments. But when I came across the Pelikan …